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Close the Divide

Earth Day

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It might be a stretch to call it a “feel-good” climate change film, but Thomas Acton’s Close the Divide is at least an attempt to balance the dire predicament the world faces with a dispassionate assessment of what’s already happening to mitigate the worst; celebrate game-changing technological developments; and suggest that reframing our expectations might be the most important first step we can take. As one scientist puts it: “What everyone want to know is, how do we unlock action without tipping people into paralysis?” Acton talks to energy experts, climate analysts, psychologists, businessmen and behavioural scientists to persuade us to reexamine our ideas and put polarization aside.

 

Panel discussion with director Thomas Acton; Jiaying Zhao, Canada Research Chair in Behavioral Sustainability and professor at UBC Department of Psychology and IRES; and Brendan Glauser, Director of Communications, David Suzuki Foundation; moderated by Kevin Eastwood (director/producer, The Society Page; British Columbia: An Untold History)

 

Doc Night Presented by

Director

Thomas Acton

Featuring

Chris Turner, Renee Lertzman Ph.D., Mac Van Wielingen, Dr. Jiaying Zhao Ph.D., Sara Hastings-Simon Ph.D., Tushar Choudhary Ph.D.

Credits
Country of Origin

Canada

Year

2023

Language

English

19+
90 min

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Credits

Executive Producer

Michelle Wong, Thomas Acton, Chris Krieger, Michael Glossop

Producer

Thomas Acton, Chris Krieger

Screenwriter

Thomas Acton, Eric Rose

Cinematography

Bradley Stuckel

Editor

Jordan Bosch

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